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Napoleon's Mameluke: The Memoirs of Roustam Raeza

by Roustam Raza & Jonathan North Enigma Books (August 24, 2015)

The colorful memoirs of Napoleon’s bodyguard, translated for the first time, provide a vivid picture of the general and emperor.


A History of Belarus

by Lubov Bazan Glagoslav Publications B.V. (November 30, 2014)

Rare materials on Belarus are a potential treasure trove for the English language reader. A blank spot on the map for many, Belarus is an undiscovered mystery in the heart of Europe - undiscovered, because little...


Empire of Corruption: The Russian National Pastime

by Vladimir Soloviev Glagoslav Publications B.V. (November 30, 2014)

Empire of Corruption is Vladimir Soloviev's attempt to share his opinions on Russia's ways of dealing with corruption. With a certain irony, Soloviev calls the issue 'the Russian national pastime', explaining...


Silver Deceptions

by Sabrina Jeffries Pocket Books (December 30, 2014)

In New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries’s classic, revised novel, originally written as Deborah Martin, London Theater’s newest actress is determined to find out secrets about her past.

Arriving...


A Search for Meaning in Victorian Religion: The Spiritual Journey and Esoteric Teachings of Charles Carleton Massey

by Jeffrey D. Lavoie Lehigh University Press (November 05, 2014)

This indispensable work combines Massey’s collected writings with never before published letters organized topically in order to define Massey’s unique world-view for a new generation of readers.


British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence

by Simon Philo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In The British Invasion, Simon Philo illustrates how this remarkable event in cultural history disrupted and even reversed pop culture’s default flow of influence, goods, and ideas—orchestrating a dramatic...


Stage Mothers: Women, Work, and the Theater, 1660-1830

by Elaine M. McGirr, Laura Engel, Ellen Malenas Ledoux & Judith Hawley et al. Bucknell University Press (October 31, 2014)

Stage Mothers expands the discussion of eighteenth-century women’s social and dramatic roles by demonstrating the complicated, contradictory, and celebratory faces of maternity on stage and on the page. This...


The Plantagenets: The Kings That Made Britain

by Derek Wilson Quercus (December 09, 2014)

Plantagenet is the name given to the English royal house descended from the union of Queen Matilda of England and her second husband Geoffrey of Anjou. The name derived from Geoffrey's nickname, which came from...


The Pity of War: England and Germany, Bitter Friends, Beloved Foes

by Miranda Seymour Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

Miranda Seymour tells the remarkable story of England’s centuries of profound connection and rivalry with Germany. Her vibrant and heart-breaking history—told through the lives of princes and painters, soldiers...


Orthodox Christianity in Imperial Russia: A Source Book on Lived Religion

by Heather Coleman Indiana University Press (September 03, 2014)

From sermons and clerical reports to personal stories of faith, this book of translated primary documents reveals the lived experience of Orthodox Christianity in 19th- and early 20th-century Russia. These documents...


The Lisbon Recognition Convention at 15: making fair recognition a reality

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (January 01, 2014)

The Lisbon Recognition Convention, developed by the Council of Europe and UNESCO, is the main international legal text on the international recognition of qualifications and has been ratified by more than 50...


The Edgeryders guide to the future

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (April 01, 2013)

This publication is the result of the Edgeryders project, an online dialogue platform run by the Council of Europe with a view to promoting discussion with young people on the challenges of their transition...


The Council of Europe and Roma: 40 years of action

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (April 01, 2013)

The Council of Europe, after 40 years of activities with Roma, is intensifying its commitment to monitoring and improving their situation and to involving their representatives in the creation of the policies...


History of the Council of Europe

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (April 01, 2013)

The Council of Europe, the oldest European organisation, was founded in 1949 with the aim of unifying the continent as a whole. The decision to establish its headquarters in Strasbourg was, moreover, symbolic...


Gavin K. Watt's Revolutionary Canadian History 5-Book Bundle: The Burning of the Valleys/A Dirty, Trifling Piece of Business/I Am Heartily Ashamed/Poi

by Gavin K. Watt Dundurn (July 02, 2014)

This special bundle collects all of Gavin K. Watt's titles that detail the events of the American War of Independence from the perspective of British/early Canadian operations.


In Marx's Shadow: Knowledge, Power, and Intellectuals in Eastern Europe and Russia

by Serguei Oushakine, Costica Bradatan, Natasa Kovacevic & Elena Gapova et al. Lexington Books (March 19, 2010)

The volume draws attention to the unknown and unexplored areas, trends and ways of thinking under the communist regime. It demonstrates how various bodies of knowledge (philosophical, social, political, aesthetic,...


... And the Policeman Smiled

by Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Publishing (June 12, 2014)

For ten months before the Second World War, there was an organised movement of mainly Jewish children out of Nazi Europe. The children were bundled onto trains, waved goodbye to their parents and set off across...


Games with Shadows

by Neal Ascherson Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2011)

Beautifully written, intelligent and provocative reflections on the world scene as Ascherson looks first at the painful business of being English in a period of decline marked by public nastiness and private...


Clouds of Deceit

by Joan Smith Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

The full story of Britain's nuclear weapons tests in the 1950s has only recently begun to emerge. Here, for the first time, through interviews and eye-witness accounts from men who watched the mushroom clouds...


Shallow Waters

by C. R. Benstead Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2011)

In this unusual book, Benstead tells how the men of the British Isles have matched their skill and courage against the menace of the surrounding sea. The fishermen, life-boatmen, the smugglers and hovellers,...


Culture and Society in France 1789-1848

by F. W. J. Hemmings Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

This book, first published in 1987, complements the author's earlier volume on Culture and Society in France 1848-1898. It deals with the interaction of social history and cultural history, covering in succession...


Arena

by John Pearson Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

First published in 1973, Arena discusses the Year AD 80, when the Colosseum opened with quite the longest and most nauseating organized mass orgy in history. It was a mammoth celebration on the grandest scale,...


The Polish August

by Neal Ascherson Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2011)

What has happened in Poland? Poland has erupted four times in the last twenty five years, but only the events of 1980 have had comprehensive media coverage. As a result, many questions have been raised in the...


Marching Spain

by V.S. Pritchett Bloomsbury Publishing (July 30, 2012)

In spring 1927 V.S Pritchett set out to walk 300 miles across Spain. The country was almost completely isolated, and Pritchett describes a timeless country on the cusp of being riven by civil war, populated...


Whitaker's Britain

by Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Publishing (September 26, 2013)

Whitaker's Britain draws on an extensive archive which dates back to 1868 when Joseph Whitaker first published Whitaker's Almanack. With its combination of facts, figures and commentary on subjects as diverse...


The Home Front 1914-1918

by Ian F.W. Beckett Bloomsbury Publishing (December 31, 2013)

The Great War had a profound impact on Britain. Not only did families risk their sons in active combat; every member of society was required to make a contribution to the war effort. National initiatives like...


Liminal Fiction at the Edge of the Millennium: The Ends of Spanish Identity

by Jessica A. Folkart Bucknell University Press (October 08, 2014)

Liminal Fiction at the Edge of the Millennium: The Ends of Spanish Identity examines how diverse manifestations of otherness coalesce in the cultural response to shifting perceptions of identity in Spain as...


Jewish Responses to Persecution: 1942-1943

by Emil Kerenji Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 10, 2014)

With its unique combination of primary sources and historical narrative, this volume offers an important perspective on the peak years of the Nazi “Final Solution,” when the Jewish struggle for survival...


The Clash of Moral Nations: Cultural Politics in Pilsudski's Poland, 1926-1935

by Eva Plach Ohio University Press (September 25, 2014)

The May 1926 coup d’état in Poland inaugurated what has become known as the period of sanacja or “cleansing.” The event has been explored in terms of the impact that it had on state structures and political...


A Cool and Lonely Courage: The Untold Story of Sister Spies in Occupied France

by Susan Ottaway Little, Brown and Company (September 30, 2014)

The incredible true story of British special agents Eileen and Jacqueline Nearne, sisters who risked everything to fight for freedom during the Second World War.

When elderly recluse Eileen Nearne died, few...


Music Hall and Modernity: The Late-Victorian Discovery of Popular Culture

by Barry J. Faulk Ohio University Press (October 01, 2004)

The late-Victorian discovery of the music hall by English intellectuals marks a crucial moment in the history of popular culture.


Hitler's Secret Jewish Psychic

by Phil Mason Skyhorse (October 14, 2014)

A treasure trove filled with fascinating anecdotes about the tiny ripples that have caused big waves in history, Hitler’s Secret Jewish Psychic will cure you of two misconceptions: the first being that history...


Churchill

by Ashley Jackson Quercus (September 09, 2014)

In Churchill Ashley Jackson paints an unvarnished portrait of Winston Churchill that removes the hagiography that has surrounded the myth of one of the greatest politicians of the last hundred years.

Winston...


1990: Russians Remember a Turning Point

by Irina Prokhorova MacLehose Press (August 12, 2014)

Although 1989 and 1991 witnessed more spectacular events, 1990 was a year of embryonic change in Russia: Article 6 of the constitution was abolished, and with it the Party's monopoly on political power. This...


German Scholars in Exile: New Studies in Intellectual History

by Axel Fair-Schulz & Mario Kessler Lexington Books (May 26, 2011)

German Scholars in Exiledeals with intellectuals who fled Nazi Germany and found refuge in either the United States or in American Services in Great Britain and post-WWII Germany. The volume focuses on scholars...


Dacia: Land of Transylvania, Cornerstone of Ancient Eastern Europe

by Ion Grumeza Hamilton Books (May 16, 2009)

This book tells the little known story of Dacia, the powerful and rich land that became Transylvania and Romania. This book revives the Dacian history and contributes to our understanding of the region as it...


Rasputin

by Frances Welch Atria Books/Marble Arch Press (October 14, 2014)

Told with humor, intrigue, and a shrewd eye for detail, this riveting short biography sheds much-needed light on the life of nineteenth-century Russian icon Grigory Rasputin.

Grigory Rasputin, a Siberian peasant...


Flight from Famine: The Coming of the Irish to Canada

by Donald MacKay Dundurn (March 23, 2009)

Flight from Famine is the moving account of the survivors of the Irish potato famine who helped build Canada in the years that followed Black 47. Their tale is a testament to courage, resilience, and perseverance,...


Planters, Paupers, and Pioneers: English Settlers in Atlantic Canada

by Lucille H. Campey Dundurn (August 30, 2010)

The first in a series of three titles on "The English in Canada," this book focuses on factors that brought the English to Canada, tracing the English arrivals to the various settlements. Drawing on wide-raging...


Historical Dictionary of Lithuania

by Saulius A. Suziedelis Scarecrow Press (February 07, 2011)

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Lithuania will serve as a useful introduction to virtually all aspects of Lithuania's historical experience, including the country's relations with its neighbors....


Ravishment of Reason: Governance and the Heroic Idioms of the Late Stuart Stage, 1660-1690

by Brandon Chua Bucknell University Press (September 11, 2014)

Ravishment of Reason presents a new contextual framework for the study of Restoration drama, demonstrating the important cultural work performed by the restored theaters in offering versions of political theory...


The Concession of Évora Monte: The Failure of Liberalism in Nineteenth-Century Portugal

by Ron B. Thomson Lexington Books (September 11, 2014)

This book argues that liberalism in Portugal was an urban phenomenon involving a very small minority of the people, and points to a variety of reasons for this.


Putin's Kleptocracy

by Karen Dawisha Simon & Schuster (September 30, 2014)

The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha’s brilliant Putin’s Kleptocracy provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power,...


Inventing Scrooge

by Carlo Devito Cider Mill Press (September 30, 2014)

Inventing Scrooge uncovers the real-life inspirations from Charles Dickens’ own world that led to the fascinating creation of his most beloved tale: A Christmas Carol.

When Charles Dickens created the story...


Cruise Through History: Itinerary 1 - London to Rome

by Sherry Hutt Digby Creations (September 04, 2014)

Cruise through History is a collection of short stories grouped by the sequence of many popular cruise itineraries, rather than by country, or period of history. An enjoyable cruise itinerary, particularly for...


Historical Dictionary of Cyprus

by Farid Mirbagheri Scarecrow Press (October 01, 2009)

From ancient times to the present, the history of Cyprus is provided in this useful reference, which includes hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on its historical, political, social, cultural, and...


Ignored but Not Forgotten: Canada's English Immigrants

by Lucille H. Campey Dundurn (September 10, 2014)

In her third and final book in the English in Canada series, Lucille Campey provides an overview of the great exodus from England to Canada which peaked in the early twentieth century. Drawing on wide-ranging...


The Last of the Lascars: Yemeni Muslims in Britain 1836-2012

by Mohammed Siddique Seddon Kube Publishing Ltd (August 12, 2014)

A compelling and revealing history of the oldest Muslim community in Britain and its legacy on modern multicultural Britain.


The Lost Pre-Raphaelite: The Secret Life and Loves of Robert Bateman

by Nigel Daly Wilmington Square Books (August 11, 2014)

An astonishing rediscovery of a neglected artist and of a scandalous love affair. A remarkable and page-turning historical detective story.


How the Scoundrel Seduces

by Sabrina Jeffries Pocket Books (August 19, 2014)

The third deliciously sexy novel in the New York Times bestselling Duke’s Men historical romance series, featuring an investigator who sets out to find gypsies—and unexpectedly finds love.

Investigator Tristan...